Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity

November 1 – December 5, 2017

How can we engage students around global topics in meaningful ways that encourage them to become change-makers? This online course explores critical global topics – human rights, educational access, and gender equity – through the lens of social action. Through readings, videos, interactive web-based activities, and discussion forums, you will become familiar with key issues related to these topics and learn how to integrate these themes into classroom teaching and school initiatives. At the same time, you will examine case studies of how K-12 teachers have implemented curricular activities and projects to turn student learning into student action, and develop an action project to support students’ transformation from global learners to global citizens.

This course is being offered to all K-12 IEA members for free by the Illinois Education Association (regular cost $400.)

  • Dates: November 1 – December 5, 2017
  • Earn 15 professional learning clock hours upon completion of each course.
  • Courses are asynchronous – each week you will have activities to complete on your own schedule.
  • Option for one graduate credit through Endicott College ($145) – registration for credit takes place at the start of the course.


Registration Deadline: October 25, 2017


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